Another dinner in Causeway Bay. In the beginning, my friend has chosen Paradise Dynasty (again), since we had just been there 2 days ago, we would like to try another restaurant. We didn’t want to be too far away, so our second choice was in the same building Lee Theatre - Wu Kong.
The place is mentioned in the Michelin guide. The local Open Rice Food site gives an okay note. The place is situated on the 17th floor, it had an interesting view of the new/old Causeway Bay.
Wild vegetables mixed with bean curd (cold dish) - quite a classic in Shanghai cooking
The sauce for the eel and sea cucumber was too similar, and a tad heavy for my palate.
Long’s Shanghai is now in the midst of the Taipei financial district. The restaurant was established before Taipei became a business power house, the modern city somehow just mushroomed around them. Located in a quaint side alley, it still retains much of the old village time feel, until you look up and see the skyscrapers surrounding.
@sck had another write up on Lu Yang Cun in Hong Kong a year ago, the Ma Lan Tou was more or less the same ratio (tofu and veg). We had also a meal at Lu Yang Cun after his write up. I have preferred my meal in Wu Kong. (Lu Yang Cun’s service was pretty non-existent, every action was translated to long waiting or repeated requests)
I have to agree you with you, I used the word modern only to signify that the meal was relatively light, not heavy or oily like in the Shanghainese restaurants especially in France or in HK many years ago.